VDB-102974 · CVE-2017-10699 · Qualys 176225

VideoLAN VLC Media Player up to 2.2.7 avcodec memcpy out-of-bounds write

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A vulnerability was found in VideoLAN VLC Media Player up to 2.2.7 (Multimedia Player Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is the function memcpy of the component avcodec. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-787. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 07/04/2017. The weakness was shared 06/30/2017 (Website). The advisory is available at trac.videolan.org. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2017-10699 since 06/30/2017. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 104724 (Debian DSA-4045-1 : vlc - security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 176225 (Debian Security Update for vlc (DSA 4045-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityTracker (ID 1038816) and Tenable (104724). The entry 101854 is related to this item.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.2

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 7.0
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NVD Base Score: 9.8
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-787
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔍
Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 104724
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-4045-1 : vlc - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 57465
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 4045-1 (vlc - security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: trac.videolan.org


06/29/2017 🔍
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10/25/2019 +702 days 🔍


Vendor: https://www.videolan.org/

Advisory: trac.videolan.org
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2017-10699 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1038816

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Created: 06/30/2017 07:36 PM
Updated: 10/25/2019 05:05 PM
Changes: (2) vulnerability_discoverydate advisory_confirm_url
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